Threshers Recap – 5/28/2019

I made it to the Complex today.  Jan Hernandez took at bats in an XST game.  He should be ready to return to Lehigh soon.  Might get some rehab at bats with Clearwater first.

Kyle Young, who had TJ surgery back on May 8th (I think), has been in Clearwater for a week as he begins his long rehab.  Learned that Ben Brown had surgery last week.

Clearwater (26-25) lost to Charlotte, 7-0.

Alejandro Requena (3-3, 4.50) gave up 4 runs in five innings on 7 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out seven.  Tyler Carr (4.26) gave up 3 runs in two innings on 5 hits and 2 walks.  Luis Ramirez (3.21) struck out two in one inning.

The Threshers came out of their off day and collected just 4 hits.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.308) went 1-3 with a BB
  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL, shoulder soreness
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.199) went 0-4
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.306) placed on the 7-day IL
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.288) went 1-4
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.208) went 1-2 with a double, BB
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.2548 went 0-3

Lehigh Valley (26-21) postponed.

  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.37)
  • #7 JoJo Romero (2-2, 9.64) assigned to Reading on May 18th
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (2-1, 6.58)
  • #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.25)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 10.22)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on June 6th

Reading (28-19) beat Erie, 7-1.   They are in third place 1.0 game out of first place.

David Parkinson Threw seven 2-hit innings.  He gave up a run and struck out seven.  Jonathan Hennigan (0.00) pitched a perfect inning.  Garrett Cleavinger (8.76) walked one in a scoreless inning.

The Phils scored a run in the first inning on Adam Haseley’s solo HR (7).  They scored 3 in the second on a double steal (executed by Luke Williams and Josh Stephen) and Henri Lartigue’s 2-run HR (2). They added a run in the third on Darick Hall’s sac fly.  They padded their lead with solo HRs by Josh Stephen (3) and Darick Hall (8) in the sixth and seventh innings.

Haseley and Stephen (.253) had 2 hits each.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (2-2, 4.26)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.268) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, triple, HR (7), RBI
  • #7 JoJo Romero (0-2, 8.18)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.257) went 0-4
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.183) went 1-4 with a BB 
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-1, 4.58)
  • #21 David Parkinson (5-2, 3.02) – 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.230) went 0-2 with 2 BB
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL

Lakewood (17-34) lost to Kannapolis, 7-1.

James McArthur (0-3, 6.00) was gone after 34 pitches.  He got two outs and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk.  He only faced 5 batters.  Rafi Gonell (7.36) stranded an inherited runner, but went on to give up 2 runs in 2.1 innings on a hit and 3 walks.  Kevin Gowdy (4.64) pitched 3.1 innings and gave up an earned run and an unearned run on 4 hits.  He walked one and struck out four.  Abdallah Aris (5.40) struck out 4 in 1.2 innings and gave up a run on 2 hits.  Oscar Marcelino (3.63) pitched a scoreless inning.

Lakewood scored their only run on an RBI ground out in the third inning.

Hunter Stovall (.243) had 2 of the BlueClaws 4 hits.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.202)
  • #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 5.23)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.284) went 0-4
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (2-1, 3.86)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 4.64) – 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 4.54)
  • #30 Manuel Silva (4.50)

Unassigned Prospects

  • #27 Starlyn Castillo

Williamsport begins its 2019 season on June 14th.

GCL Phillies East begins its 2019 season  on June 24th.

GCL Phillies West begins its 2019 season on June 24th.

DSL Phillies Red begins its 2019 season on June 2nd.

DSL Phillies White begins its 2019 season on June 2nd.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of May 28th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
5/28/2019 – Phillies placed CF Odubel Herrera on the restricted list
5/28/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Nick Pivetta from Lehigh Valley
5/28/2019 – Phillies recalled RF Nick Williams from Lehigh Valley
5/28/2019 – 2B Grenny Cumana assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/28/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/28/2019 – Reading released 1B Kyle Martin
5/28/2019 – Clearwater released CF Jesus Alastre
5/27/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Enyel De Los Santos to Lehigh Valley
5/27/2019 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/27/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RF Nick Williams from the temporarily inactive list
5/26/2019 – 2B Grenny Cumana assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/26/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/26/2019 – Reading activated RHP Jose Taveras from the 7-day IL
5/26/2019 – Reading placed IF Raul Rivas on the 7-day IL
5/25/2019 – Phillies transferred RHP David Robertson from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL
5/25/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Pat Neshek on the 10-day IL, right shoulder strain
5/25/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP JD Hammer from Lehigh Valley
5/25/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Ranger Suarez from the 7-day IL
5/25/2019 – LHP Josh Tols assigned to Lehigh Valley
5/25/2019 – RHP Rafi Gonell assigned to Lakewood from GCL West
5/25/2019 – Lakewood activated C Rafael Marchan from the 7-day IL

46 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 5/28/2019

  1. Sorry to hear that Kyle Martin was released. We will probably hear about more getting the same news in the coming weeks.

      1. I wonder if some of the AAA guys like Adams and Robinson have June 1st opt outs . . .

        1. COTS does not have them listed as having them…..but they do not always put those minor league opt-outs in their teams’ minor league coverages.

          Lane Adams rf….1 year (2019)
          1 year (2019)….signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/11/19 (minor-league contract)

          Matt McBride c…1 year (2019)
          1 year (2019)…re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/18 (minor-league contract)

          Shane Robinson of…1 year (2019)
          1 year (2019)….signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/21/18 (minor-league contract)


          1. And a fourth who could also have it:
            Andrew Romine ss-2b…1 year (2019)
            1 year (2019)…signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/11/19 (minor-league contract)

    1. This is exciting. Hoping he continues on the upward trajectory to get some AAA time before end of the year.

  2. Looks like Hall is getting his power stroke in gear.
    Like to see him put up a few multi-homer games to get in contention for the EL HR competition….right now he is 5 behind the leader
    He should also be in the HR derby at the all-star event this year..Grullon won it last year at Trenton.

  3. Parkinson continues to have a great season with one bad start. Lots of upside.
    Was Ben Brown’s surgery TJ also?

    1. Actually think you are incorrect on the upside. If anything, he is a low-upside type. He just doesn’t throw hard enough. He’ll end up like Tyler Cloyd; good enough to get through the minors and get a start in the majors here and there, but not good enough to stay in the big league rotation of a good team consistently.

      Good question about Brown; really want to hear about that, seems like all the young pitchers who were looking good are getting hurt.

      1. Cloyd is always a cautionary tale. He had some great minor league seasons. I don’t think it necessarily follows, though, that every pitcher that has success with lower velocity is a Cloyd comp. Parkinson is a lefty, and he appears to be getting better and better as he gets older. He wasn’t a top recruit or top draft pick and may only be tapping into his potential. There are guys like Matt Boyd on the Tigers that are making it work from the left side with lower velocity. I think it’s too early to write him off as a AAAA-type pitcher.

      2. Comparison to Tyler Cloyd is inaccurate. Tyler Cloyd a low velocity righthanded pitcher that couldn’t strike anyone out even in minors. David Parkinson a lefthander with below average to average velocity that does strike minor league hitters out at a high rate. Doesn’t mean he’s going to be a good big leaguer but it’s a bad comp.

        1. Agree that the Tyler Cloyd comparison wasn’t the best. However, the statement that started all this (i.e., David Parkinson has a lot of upside) is also not accurate. Unfortunately.

          1. Probably not a future all-star, but definitely on a higher trajectory than most soft-tossers, who stop striking people out around AA.

  4. Does anyone know why Vierling hasn’t played in the last couple of games? Is there an injury?

  5. Didn’t realize Haseley was up close to .270 and didn’t realize he has hit 7 long balls (I get that he’s in Reading), nice to see. As far as Parkinson goes, i’ve read a bunch of guys on twitter who follow prospects say not to get too excited about him, smoke and mirrors with his numbers. Looks like Bohm is a blue chipper tho. I predicted that he would be a top 20-25 guy by seasons end, still possible.
    Btw I will admit that I was wrong about Franco, Moose would have been a great pick up.

  6. Last night McCarthy did a down on the farm feature Gamboa was named player of the week. He cited all the stats for the L7 days to Kruk then said with that his avg is up to 187 crickets followed. Maybe I was the only one who had the LOL moment.

    If Haseley were possibly with another org we might see a promotion to the MLB. Other teams are way more aggressive than we are. The BoSox brought up Devers at 20, Benintendi at 22 and the Stros were very aggressive with Bregman at 22

    In years where they were hunting playoff spots none the less.

    1. DMAR….Phillies did do it the one time with Nola…drafted in ’14 and debut in July ’15.
      But you are correct….the Phillies seem to like to make sure all the bases are touched before bringing up their prospects.
      Sometimes it is good and sometimes not so much….ie Ian Happ, Cubs…even guys like Schwarber and Conforto struggled in their 2nd or 3rd season.
      Devers also last year. They all had to adjust.

      1. The player’s performance dictates promotions. It makes need sense to promote a prospect who is not ready – it just induces failure.

        1. Fair let’s take a deeper dive on Haseley then. April was atrocious we know that so let’s look at May 337/410/994 OPS

          off his age 22 AA campaign of 316/403/886 OPS

          Haseley is 23 he’ll either seize the opportunity and run with it or he’ll go back down.

          Look at Benintendi’s MiLB numbers as a comparable which weren’t that far off of Haseley’s. Benintendi never even played AAA. So why was he ready but Haseley is not?

          Sh!t we hand out MLB contracts to players who were 2nd round picks and never played an MLB game.

          1. DMAR….good point…his metrics are favorable to others at this stage.
            However, every team may have their own philosophies on prospect promotions.
            Haseley probably goes up to LHV next week at the earliest, assuming some of those career AAAA players have their contracts worded that they may decide to leave for better opportunities.
            If not…I still can see him in LHV before the 4th of July.
            In Philly……who knows EOM August or Septemeber.


    2. The players you just named had significantly better success in the minors than Haseley has – let’s let him continue improving in AA before we promote him to the MLB roster in the midst of a pennant race where he’ll get absolutely no playing time.

  7. David Parkinson is still the same player since he was drafted — this is good and bad. Good that he is closed to a finish product, thus, seeing the results right now. Bad because the stuff and abilities did not develop that much that it may not be enough in the MLB level.

    I see Parkinson in the same bucket as Cole Irvin. Both pitchers know how to pitch but their stuff are average. For lefty’s, their velo is OK but both need to develop a true “out” pitch that can K both LH or RH bats — for Irvin that his SL, for Parkinson it’s either his CB or CU.

    1. Parkinson is striking out lots of guys, Irvin isn’t. Parkinson can throw strikes with 4 pitches and constantly surprises hitters. I’m not saying he’ll be a star but he’s better than some of you think.

  8. Phillies pushing Young Arms. Velocity velocity. Ben Brown, Kevin Gowdy, Jo Jo Romero, Nick Fanti, Conner Seabold and on and on.
    Velocity a requirement but I’ll take “pitchers” with stamina over long period and help them perfect their “Out Pitch”. Or are we just pushing with No development strength in system. Kinda makes you think. Throw numbers, players in hopes of Gem surviving.
    What’s wrong with a system that Develops Players, Gee funny concept.
    I know it a business but we are paying coaches to coach

    1. You cant coach low velocity or lack of bad speed. Romero. fanti cant break a egg, If the phillies keep drafting low velocity guys, we will never solve our pitching problems

    1. Phillies promoted OF prospect Adam Haseley to triple-A Lehigh Valley today. He hit .330 with a .995 OPS in his final 27 games at double A. Good chance you’ll see him this summer in Philly.

  9. Phillies promoted OF prospect Adam Haseley to triple-A Lehigh Valley today. He hit .330 with a .995 OPS in his final 27 games at double A. Good chance you’ll see him this summer in Philly.

  10. With Haseley’s promo to LHV….Vierling coming up next to Reading?
    Bonifay is not wasting time.

  11. Congratulations to Haseley. Sounds like the Phillies are wasting little time in the wake of Odubel’s impending departure.

  12. Glad to see Haseley promoted. He strikes me as the most accomplished of the three Number Ones at Reading. Maybe Vierling takes his place.

    Note that Matt Kroon tripled today following a triple last night. Not much offense but Kroon had the hardest struck ball of the night. He’s off to a fast start at A+ hitting 350. The next best-struck ball was by Daniel Brito, of all people. A loud out to the warning track. Bohm’s hit was a weak infield single, but he has good plate presence. I think he’s for real.

    Starting Pitcher Requenna began strong, throwing 93, touching 94 in the first inning. Then he lost location and some speed. He was followed by Tyler Carr, possessor of gaudy ERA and WHIP numbers at lower levels. However, at this level he was hit hard, as in nearly batting practice hard. Fastball around 90-91 looked to lack movement.

    I’d really like to like Jhailyn Ortiz, but he’s been awful every game I’ve seen him play. Last night was no different with three strike outs, the first two swinging at slow, slow, slow breaking pitches. The slower they throw, the worst he looks, it seems. Hopefully just an off night and his productivity of the past week or so is more like it now.

    1. Frank….he has trouble hitting under the lights…catch him when the sun is shining..

      1. Romus I Believe with no proof. that Haseley promotion is for a month to see if he hits triple a. if he does , he can play center that opens up. Nick Williams Grullion trade

      2. Well, Romus. They sat him today in a day game, so he didn’t strike out three times. Obviously, you’re right, he does much better in sunshine.

  13. Cole Irvin was pulled today after 3 innings. ! hit, 0 runs, 1 K. What’s up? Is he injured?

    1. Maybe they have designs on using him in a long relief role with the big club. Like Sunday vs the lefty heavy Dodgers after Pivetta gets slapped around? I believe they are managing the staffs of Lehigh and the big club as one combining around 20 arms. Remember, Irvin is on the 40man so why not?

  14. Yeah if Haseley takes he will be in Philly before Aug IMO, 3-4 tonight with 2 doubles. When was the last 1st round hitter we drafted that was successful? Chase?

    1. JP was having a decent year before getting hurt. d’Arnaud carved himself out a niche (although he was supplemental).

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